By Ankita Garg: Samsung just launched its latest cutting-edge Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices in India. These are currently the best foldable phones in the market and there is no doubt about it. However, they also demand a high price, and not everyone can afford it. But, did you know the repair cost is also pretty high if you accidentally break them? This aspect might not be surprising for those familiar with the high repair expenses associated with Apple iPhones, which may not be common knowledge for all. Yes, you read it, right. Let’s dig a little deeper to know more about this.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 repair price in India
According to the official website of Samsung, if your main (inner) screen gets damaged, then you will be required to pay Rs 41,002 to fix it. The sub-screen (outer) repair price is Rs 6,236. The starting price for the motherboard is Rs 27,879 for the 256GB model and this goes up to Rs 29,490 for the 1TB model. To fix the battery issue, consumers will have to spend Rs 1,552. The cost of camera repair is unknown. If you break the back glass, then be ready to spend Rs 2,605 to get it fixed. All these prices are exclusive of service fees and GST.
Notably, the repair cost of the new Samsung foldable phone is much less than the Galaxy Z Fold 4, which is good news for many as you will be able to buy the new phone and pay much less for repairing it if the Galaxy Z Fold 5 gets broken.
Fortunately, the repair costs have been transparently outlined on Samsung’s official website. This transparency empowers consumers to make informed decisions when encountering repair shops that might attempt to charge excessive fees. Having access to this information allows you to confidently determine whether the foldable should be repaired at a specific shop or not.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 is sold in India with a starting price of Rs 154,999 for the 12GB + 256GB model. There is also the 12GB + 512GB model, priced at Rs 164,999. Consumers can claim some of the launch offers to get the foldable phone at a discounted price.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 repair cost in India
Similarly, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 repair cost for the main (inner) screen is Rs 21,188, whereas the outer screen price is Rs 5,507. Motherboard repair cost starts from Rs 27,444 for the 256GB storage model and the back glass panel price is Rs 1,136. If there is an issue with the battery, then the cost will be Rs 1,513. Again, do note that these prices are exclusive of the GST and service charges.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 foldable phone is currently on sale at Rs 99,999 for the 8GB + 256GB variant. There are some launch offers, which will bring down the price to a certain margin.
iPhone 14 series repair cost is even higher
Compared to Samsung, the repair cost of the iPhone 14 Pro models is even higher. If you accidentally break the glass back panel of the iPhone 14 Pro Max, then the estimated repair cost for this will be Rs 54,900, as per Apple’s official website. The screen and battery damage will cost you Rs 37,900 and Rs 9,400, respectively.
If the front screen is cracked of the iPhone 14 Pro, then the repair price is Rs 30,500. The back panel cost is Rs 48,800, which is more than 40 percent of what you pay while buying the handset. For the battery, it is Rs 9,400. All these prices are exclusive of the service fee and other charges. The price for the standard model is around a similar range.